In reflecting on this topic myself, I started thinking about Albert Abrams, who was truly a remarkable individual in his time, but who is now little remembered, nearly a century after his death.
Abrams (December 8, 1863 – January 13, 1924) was one of the most highly educated physicians of his day, but his work took him far beyond the advanced medical knowledge that he acquired through his extensive studies in Europe and the U.S.
He began to research radiesthesia and became the first person to design a variety of calibrated instruments capable of assisting in the detection of the subtle radiations emitted by healthy and diseased human bodies. He dubbed this diagnostic protocol the Electronic Reactions of Abrams (E.R.A.), and went on to create several different detection devices that were widely used by physicians in the early years of the twentieth century.
His contributions raised radiesthesia to a high-tech method of working systematically with subtle-energy diagnosis and healing, and created the science known today as radionics (Dr. Abrams is considered the “Father of Radionics”).
In spite of Abrams’ education and accomplishments, his work met with a great deal of skepticism, especially in the years following the ascension of the America Medical Association as a dominant force in the efforts to suppress alternative or non-allopathic approaches to healing.
Even so, radiesthesia itself, with its use of dowsing rods and pendulums as detection devices, has dated back thousands of years as a traditional part of cultures around the world. It was certainly well-known to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Babylonians – who depicted its use in their artwork and hieroglyphics.
In one sense, then, Albert Abrams was a true pioneer, laying the groundwork for many remarkable advances in vibrational medicine during the past century. But his work was also a revival of ancient knowledge, carrying it forward in a new formulation that can still inspire us today.
For a good review of the life and work of Albert Abrams, including information about his therapeutic techniques and key connections with quantum physics, see the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute website at <font face=”inherit”>https://www.brmi.online/albert-abrams</font>